MINI Thailand presents fun driving experience in the All-New MINI Countryman Exclusive Preview.

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Nakhon Ratchasima : MINI Thailand brought customers and the Thai press to Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima to experience the exceptional performance of the all-new MINI Countryman for the first time in Thailand on a scenic route in Khao Yai. The All-New MINI Countryman Exclusive Preview saw the latest addition to the MINI range “ADD STORIES” and memorable experiences for all participating test drivers ahead of the car’s official public debut in the Bangkok International Motor Show 2017 on 29 March 2017.

 

Khun Preecha Ninatkiattikul, General Manager of MINI Thailand, said, “The all-new MINI Countryman transformed the compact car into a truly premium ride in the form of a Sport Activity Vehicle that retains MINI’s trademark “go-kart feeling.” It comes equipped with new interior and exterior design elements as well as advanced technologies and features that offer a whole new level of versatility and functionality to meet the needs of MINI lovers – especially travel enthusiasts who enjoy mixing up days in the outdoors with the beat of everyday urban life. We have great confidence in the all-new Countryman’s ability to delight the next generation of MINI fans here in Thailand.”

 

Experience driving fun with the new engines of MINI Countryman.

The second-generation MINI Countryman will officially arrive in Thailand with three models available, each with the powerful and efficient MINI TwinPower Turbo technology.

 

MINI Cooper Countryman is powered by a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine with an output of 100 kW/136 hp and maximum torque of 220 Nm. The combined fuel consumption is 16 km/liter and the combined CO2 emission is 148 g/km. 6-speed Steptronic transmission, leather steering wheel with multifunction controls, and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels are among the features that come as standard in the MINI Cooper Countryman.

 

The MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper S Countryman Hightrim both pack a 4-cylinder 2-liter petrol engine that delivers an output of 141 kW/192 hp and 280 Nm. maximum torgue at 1,400 – 4,300 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 16 km/liter and the combined CO2 emissions is 143 g/km. Both Cooper S variants come with 8-speed Steptronic transmission, MINI Yours sport leather steering wheel with multifunction controls, and 18-inch alloy wheels for the ultimate in fun driving experiences with a level of speed and agility that rivals any other vehicle in its segment.

 

More space for premium character and versatility.

The all-new MINI Countryman boasts larger dimensions across the board with a body 20 centimeters longer and 3 centimeters wider than its predecessor. Its wheelbase has been extended by 7.5 centimeters.  Its unmistakable exterior is defined by vertically arranged light units in the front and the rear with LED headlamps (exclusive for Hightrim model only) – now framed for the first time in a ring of daytime running lights. The grille and the turn signal cap in both the Cooper and Cooper S now form a line that flows from the top of the front fenders to the lower edge of the front and rear doors before sweeping up to the top of the rear fenders. The roof rails are combined with silver-color side sill tops. The interior of the all-new MINI Countryman dashboard features a three-layer design based on high-quality materials. With a clear increase in space, both driver and passengers benefit from extended head, leg and shoulder room. This growth results in significantly increased space on five fully-fledged seats as well as a definite increase in storage volume and luggage transport versatility for the greater comfort of passengers. The luggage compartment volume is 450 liters and can be extended as required to a total of 1,309 liters with the folding rear backrest offering a 40: 20: 40 split for extended comfort and functionality.

 

New Features and Innovations.

8.8-inch touchscreen – The 8.8-inch screen in the central instrument of the all-new MINI Cooper S Hightrim Countryman features touchscreen functionality for the first time, displaying the navigation and entertainment systems. It supports features such as MINI Country Timer, which detects and shows your runs over demanding terrain and MINI Connected, a personal assistant that supports you on the road with navigation and information supplied via connection with  a smartphone.

 

MINI Logo Projection – The LED Welcome Light installed below the edge of driver-side mirror  will project the MINI Wings logo on the ground when opening or closing the car door. This feature is available in both versions of the all-new MINI Cooper S Countryman.

 

Picnic Bench - One unique option for the all-new MINI Countryman Cooper and Cooper S is the MINI Picnic Bench, which can be folded out of the luggage compartment and provides two comfortable seats for outdoor use.

 

Automatic operation of tailgate / Comfort access system with easy opener function - The all-new MINI Cooper and Cooper S Countryman feature electrical tailgate control, offering the option of touchless operation - requiring the key holder to simply put a foot close to the underside of the rear bumper - and remote-controlled opening paired with a closing button on the tailgate itself.

 

MINI Service Inclusive for customer satisfaction.

As the cornerstone of MINI’s customer excellence strategy, the MINI Service Inclusive (MSI) Programme builds on every MINI’s excellence in performance and design with low cost of ownership and peace of mind. MINI customers are offered 5 years/100,000 km of free maintenance coverage and a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.